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Rowayton Turkey Trot Steps Off For Thanksgiving Day Tradition

Cameron Letters and Paul Wolters, founders of the Rowayton Turkey Trot.
Cameron Letters and Paul Wolters, founders of the Rowayton Turkey Trot. Photo Credit: Contributed
Cameron Letters starts the race.
Cameron Letters starts the race. Photo Credit: Contributed

ROWAYTON, Conn. -- The annual Rowayton Turkey Trot will be held on Thursday, Nov. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Rowayton Community Center and Library, 33 Highland Ave.

The event, which was founded by Rowayton residents Paul Wolters and Cameron Letters in 2011, has grown from 20 runners in its first year to more than 1,000 participants in 2015.

The race, in which participants may walk, trot or run, includes prizes for best costume, best stroller, best male, best female and fastest children.

Beneficiaries include the Rowayton Arts Center, the Rowayton Gardeners and the Rowayton Volunteer Fire Department.

Registration for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. race day.

The route will go through the seaside village of Rowayton, with views of Long Island Sound, before finishing back at the community center.

Parking is available at Graham Capital across the street.

The registration fee is $30 online and $40 the day of the race.

The entrance fee for kids age 9-17 is $10. Children under 9 can participate for free.

Event sponsors include The Bait Shop, Fairfield County Bank, Mosquito Squad, The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood and Runner's Roost.

For more information or to register, click here.

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